From devastation to mountain meditation

The mountain meditation is famous for projecting stability. If I’m feeling like my life is becoming chaotic, this meditation both energises and stabilises me.

Current mood

  • Feeling imaginative and wanting to use the power of visualisation.

Benefits

  • Access your inner strength.
  • By meditating on an image of a mountain, you can bring the image of a mountain to your mind when you are in a stressful situation which will help you gain clarity.

Time
10 minutes

Meditation

Step One.

Sit up straight on a chair and have your chest open. Relax your shoulders and rest your hands. Gently close your eyes. Become aware of your breath. Breathing in, breathing out.

Step Two.

Picture a mountain standing before you. Imagine all the details of the mountain. See the green slopes with belts of trees, rocky crags and the snow-capped top of the mountain.

Step Three.

Now imagine yourself as solid as the mountain. Imagine becoming as tall and grounded as the mountain. You are still and tranquil. The weather may change, the river may flow, the storms may pass, but you remain stable as a mountain. You observe the changes without judgement, secure as a mountain.

Step Four.

As the weather patterns change, notice the emotions that wash over you. Just following the weather and the emotions.

Step Five.

When you are ready, let the mountain drift away and notice your posture, sitting tall as a mountain. Gently breathe in and out. As you gently open your eyes, take the stability of the mountain with you throughout your day.

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